• Feng Shui and Lighting

    Shelly Sparks is a wonderful designer who has been studying, teaching and practicing Feng Shui and landscape design for over 13 years. She believes that applying this traditional wisdom to modern life can bring healing, harmony and prosperity to a client's homes, businesses and gardens. Shelly...
  • Table Lamp Featured on Apartment Therapy

    Apartment Therapy included one of our gorgeous table lamps in a recent post. Ceramic table lamps like these are perfect for Asian motifs and more formal traditional rooms, but they're also a smashing accent for chic, eclectic spaces. Browse our wide selection of beautifully crafted ceramic table...
  • Asian-Inspired Home Decor to Spice Things Up

    The Olympics have been a visual feast so far. With the spectacular opening ceremonies and all of the images of Beijing , I'm inspired to post a couple ideas for working a little Eastern flavor into an interior. These great boxes, made with reclaimed walnut shells, are a quick, inexpensive way...
  • International Travel Inspirations and Global Decor

    It is no secret that global decor has been making serious headway this season. Thankfully, you don't have to endure jet lag and customs screenings to get an authentic, internationally inspired look for your home. All it takes is a little pattern, color, and texture to get you on your way! Large crystal...
  • Zen Harmony

    Take a look at this pictorial series of a home listed in the San Francisco area (Photo courtesy of Openhomesphotography.com / bs ) . The house was designed in joint effort by an architect and a zen priest. I'm not sure what a "zen priest" is but his involvement did make me curious to...
  • Celebrate the New Year with a Red Silk Shade

    Browsing through the site today I came upon this Bickett Tobin red mini blossom table lamp . The hand-sewn silk shade reminds me of the colorful lanterns used to celebrate the Chinese New Year . The red color of the lanterns is believed to lucky. Who doesn't need more luck in the coming year?
  • Thai Palace on a Budget

    Saturday's Home and Garden feature from the LA Times showcases a couple of our local residents' endeavor to transform their 1960 fixer-upper into a tropical resort. With Bangkok's Sukhothai Hotel as the inspiration they incorporated plenty of lighting and plants into their plan. Take a...
  • More Home than Outdoor

    One of our lamps was featured in last month's issue of Southern California Home & Outdoor . The design of this red bamboo table lamp just strikes a sweet spot. It's a classic look and it deserves a little extra attention. Look for more table lamp designs here . The jar shaped base has...
  • Luxe for Less: John Mayer's Chandelier

    Truth #1: We can't all play the guitar like John Mayer. Truth #2: We can't all afford to decorate our homes from floor to ceiling in Armani / Casa. Truth #3: I sincerely regret quitting guitar lessons in 3rd grade. Elle Decor presents a home tour of crooner John Mayer's sleek, sophisticated...
  • Design Trend: Chinoiserie Decor

    I love Chinoiserie decor. Why, you ask? Well, is there anything prettier? More playful or timeless? I think not. The use of Chinoiserie design has been around since trade opened up to the Orient hundreds of years ago, and right now it has definitely come back as a design trend. The Eighteenth Century...
  • Home Decor Inspired by India - Part 2

    Home Decor Inspired by India - Part 2 - Shape! The amount of attention paid to architectural detail in India is amazing! It's easy to be inspired by India and translate the beautiful details into your own home decor. Buildings standing across this vast country have undulating curves and finely...
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